Analysis of some global optimization algorithms for space trajectory design

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In this paper, we analyze the performance of some global search algorithms on a number of space trajectory design problems. A rigorous testing procedure is introduced to measure the ability of an algorithm to identify the set of ²-optimal solutions. From the analysis of the test results, a novel algorithm is derived. The development of the novel algorithm starts from the redefinition of some evolutionary heuristics in the form of a discrete dynamical system. The convergence properties of this discrete dynamical system are used to derive a hybrid evolutionary algorithm that displays very good performance on the particular class of problems presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-344
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • space trajectory design
  • novel algorithms
  • discrete dynamical system
  • global optimization


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